Tigers in 12th Place After One Round at Landfall Tradition
Oct. 29, 2004
Wilmington, N.C. - The Memphis men's golf team shot an 8-over par 296 as a team and are in 12th place after one round at the Landfall Tradition. The Tigers are currently 18 strokes behind first-place Duke, which shot a 10-under 278. Michigan State is in second place with a 7-under 281 in the 12-team field.
Senior Allan Thomas shot the low round of the day for the Tigers with a 2-under 70 and is six strokes off the lead, which is held by Will Shambley of host UNC-Wilmington with an 8-undere 64. Keven Fortin-Simard shot an even par 72 while Andy Shiels shot a 3-over 75. Freshman Ian Rochester, seeing action in the starting lineup for the first time this year, shot a 7-over 79 while Justin Miers had his worst round as a Tiger with an 80.
"The course played great today for low scoring but we weren't able to take advantage. This is also by far the strongest field we have faced this year," said Memphis coach Grant Robbins. "The good news is that there are 36 holes of golf left to be played and we've played better later in tournaments this year, so we will look to climb into the upper half of leaderboard tomorrow."
The second round begins tomorrow morning while the final round will be on Sunday.